Local lawn bowlers celebrating 110 years of fun

One of oldest sports clubs in Sarnia will have special tournament beginning May 18

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One of the oldest sports clubs in Sarnia will celebrate 110 years of fun and competition in the great outdoors this summer.

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club was founded in 1906, and will celebrate the anniversary with a special tournament on the Civic Holiday weekend.

The club is always looking to introduce new bowlers to this great tradition, and a sport that is challenging yet not too strenuous, where people of both sexes and all ages can compete on an equal basis.

All you need is some flat soled shoes and the desire to come out and have some fun! Bowls are supplied for beginners, along with some friendly instruction.

The new lawn bowling season begins in mid-May, and newcomers will be given the opportunity to try the game for free at a series of Open Houses planned by the club.

The Sarnia Lawn Bowling Club is located in Germain Park off Bright Street (adjacent to the ball and soccer fields). Open Houses are scheduled for May 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., May 19 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., and May 22 from 2-4 p.m. Club members will be there to welcome you, introduce you to the game, and answer your questions.

Opening day for club bowling is May 21 at 1 p.m., with the first tournament, the Mott Memorial, taking place on the holiday Monday, May 23. Bowling season runs from May to September. The regular weekly schedule includes mixed social games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, plus ladies or men’s bowling on Mondays. Members may choose to bowl socially or try their hand at more competitive games in various tournaments.

For more information, contact Dave Moffitt at (519) 869-2501, or Ron Thurier at (519) 542-3988.

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